What is the role of the technology in cybercrime. If that role is substantial, shouldn't we consider it in our models of criminal activity? Dr Wystke Van der Wagen help us better understand Actor Network Theory and its application to the study of cybercrime.
About the guest:
Papers mentioned in this episode:
Wytske van der Wagen, The Significance of ‘Things’ in Cybercrime: How to Apply Actor-network Theory in (Cyber)criminological Research and Why it Matters, Journal of Extreme Anthropology, Volume 3 Number 1, 2019
Assistant Professor at Erasmus University, Department of Criminology
Wytske van der Wagen, Wolter Pieters, From Cybercrime to Cyborg Crime: Botnets as Hybrid Criminal Actor-Networks, The British Journal of Criminology, Volume 55, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages 578–595,
van der Wagen, W., & Pieters, W. (2018). The hybrid victim: Re-conceptualizing high-tech cyber victimization through actor-network theory. European Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370818812016
Wytske van der Wagen, From cybercrime to cyborg crime
Authors Manuscript version:
van der Wagen, W. (2018). From cybercrime to cyborg crime: An exploration of high-tech cybercrime,
offenders and victims through the lens of Actor-Network Theory. [Groningen]: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
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